Tuesday, May 29, 2018

This too shall pass


The lilacs stayed fresh for about 30 hours after I bought them. That was good enough for me.

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5 comments:

  1. Have you tried crushing the stems and putting it in warm water? It should help. The process has to be repeated nearly everyday :(

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    1. I crushed the stems and added a little bleach per recommendations. Maybe if I had changed the water the next day...

      Shelley I guess the gin has the same bacteria-killing idea as the bleach? I'll take the gin for myself!

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  2. Beautiful lilacs! We have found that only the lilacs that we harvest ourselves, from our garden and those of generous neighbors, last more than 2-3 days at most, no matter what we do. Lilacs we cut from our own or neighbors' gardens, and, within 10-15 minutes, trimmed and put in water, consistently stayed in fresh bloom a full 7 days this Spring. Thank you for the gorgeous photograph, Leslie in Oregon

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